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2099 – The waste and litter problem on Mount Athos

In 2014,  very close to the monastery of Filotheou , waste and rubbish are still dumped in the valley. I don’t know if that is still common practice. I hope not. On the path from Pantocratoros to Vatopedi  in  2019 … Continue reading

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2098 – Panaghia and the hike to the peak of Mount Athos

It took us 5 hours to walk from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge (see post 2095) and we arrived at one o’clock PM. We planned to arrive as early as possible, hoping to get a place to sleep in the … Continue reading

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2097 – Monastery of Agiou Paulou

18th century drawing by Barsky. The name Paulou came probably from Paul Xeropotamites founder of Xeropotamou monastery. Paulou started as a small dependance of this monastery but was not important enough to be mentioned in the Typikon of 1046. Two … Continue reading

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2096 – The harbour of Vatopediou

I will show a few impressions of the harbour (arsanas) of Vatopediou. The 19th century warehouse from the perspective of the pier. The monastery with its red walls towers above the warehouse. A closer look at the boathouse. The loose … Continue reading

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2095 – the hike from Kavsokalivia to Panaghia refuge

Our main goal during our 2019 pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain was to reach the top of Mount Athos. We decided to do the climb in two stages: day one from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge and day two the … Continue reading

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2094 – Ioannis Koukouzelis, singer and composer

Ioannis Koukouzelis or John Kukuzelis (Durrës, Albania 1280 –  Athos 1360) was a Byzantine medieval Orthodox Christian composer, singer and reformer of Orthodox Church music. Because of his singing abilities, he was called “Angel-voiced”. He was recognized as a saint by the Orthodox Church after his death. … Continue reading

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2093 – Polykleitos Regos, painter of the Holy Mountain

Polykleitos Regos died in 1984. Herman Voogd

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